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Published: 06/03/2011
Chris Goblet,, 505-660-2951

Reminder: ‘Savor Albuquerque’ kicks off tonight

The second annual Savor Albuquerque festival starts 10 days of festivities this evening with the Savor Soirée downtown, which includes:

  • Historic KiMo Theatre Sign Dedication with Mayor Richard Berry - 7:30pm - Mayor Richard Berry invites you to a special gala evening to dedicate the re-lighting of the KiMo's historic neon sign. Free.

  • KiMo Theatre Metropolis Special Screening - 8:00pm

  • Creative Albuquerque Savor Soirée - 5:00 - 8:00pm - 115 4th Street NW, 87102 - Live entertainment, light refreshments and the closing reception for Uncommon Threads, a show by UNM Master of Fine Arts candidates. Free.

  • Route 66 Food Truck Roundup - 5:00 - 8:00pm. - Pedestrian Mall at 4th Street and Central (115 4th Street NW, 87102) - Fabulous food by some of Albuquerque's finest mobile food cart vendors. It's like a flash-mob for your taste buds. Free to attend; food prices vary based on vendor.

  • First Friday Citywide ArtsCrawl - 5:00 - 9:00pm - There is something for everyone, from the casual gallery visitor to the serious collector, in Albuquerque's dynamic and diverse visual art scene; First Friday Artscrawl, a citywide gallery tour, offers exhibit openings, receptions, demonstrations and special events. For a full calendar, visit Free.

Culinary Events:

  • RoofTapas brings together exceptional chefs, creative cocktails and exquisite sunsets from distinctive rooftop settings (June 4, 7, 9 and 11)

  • Ale Trail trolley tour for the craft beer connoisseur (June 11th)


Festival Highlights:

  • Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque (June 8-12)

  •  “Worlds Outside This One” and “Across the Great Divide” exhibitions at 516 ARTS (opening June 4th)

  •  “The Seven” at the Cell Theatre (June 9-12)

  • The 5th Annual Duke City Improv Festival (June 3-4, 10-11)

The festival is presented through cooperative efforts between the Downtown Action Team, Creative Albuquerque, City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau, members of the Albuquerque Arts & Culture District, and a multitude of our community’s arts and cultural organizations.

Thank you to Wells Fargo, Hotel Andaluz and Citadel Broadcasting for their support of arts and culture through sponsorship of “Savor Albuquerque.”


For information and a schedule of events, visit

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